Almost two years ago my husband of 30 years left me for a younger, woman. This was only 10 months after my mum had died suddenly and just as my sister and I had finished clearing out our childhood home. I was devastated and still don't feel great. I have kids but they are grown up, the youngest is at university so I have him in the holidays but the other two live away now. They have their lives to live and I really don't want to be a drag on them but I get so down and lonely. I have friends around here but they have families - teenagers and elderly parents - so their spare time is limited. My sister lives 3 hours away and I have an elderly aunt who also lives quite a way away in a different direction. So basically i have a small family who live all over the place. It all just gets on top of me and especially when my husband and his woman are now starting a new life together with a nice new house etc. I'm in the family home, which will have to be sold, with all the **** to clear up. All I see is a lonely old age which isn't appealing. Work doesn't really help either. Sorry this sounds maudling but feel really low again tonight as son away and it's a reminder that before long he'll be at university again. The problems seem insurmountable.